Why Code Central

We recognized the increasing need for computer literacy among school-age children. At the same time, we wanted to create a place where today's youth could go to learn, grow, have fun, and be around other kids doing the same thing.  We wanted the learning to be valuable, flexible, and meaningful.  It is in this spirit that we created Code Central.

Coding as a concept, not as a language or career, opens up a world of possibility. Success in coding requires children to challenge themselves in ways one might not expect. Students develop a deeper understanding of math and problem solving, while learning to approach moments of uncertainty with confidence instead of fear.

With all of this in mind, we went about doing what we do best: building a team of educators, coaches, and experts to make our vision a reality.

 

Eric Mendelsohn

Eric Mendelsohn has more than 25 years of professional experience in education and management, working with a wide range of individuals and organizations from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. He has an M.A. in English and extensive management and program development experience.  He greatly enjoys creating spaces that inspire others to learn and is the father of a first grade "creator."